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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

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Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number C11028 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C11028

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitches assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

11028 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11028

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (21 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.

2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The hitch itself is 5 stars. The instructions were lacking a variation for Club model that required a considerable amount of additional trim cutting to access the hitch pin hole and safety chain loop. Also and not a knock to the hitch itself, it did not play well with my aftermarket exhaust. Some longer hangers gave it the necessary clearance, though.

2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Great fit, good instructions and video. I used ramps in the driveway and installed in just a little over 2 hours.


Had it installed. Installer said there were no problems. Works great so far with my bike hitch rack.

I only use it for my bike rack, but it is still working great after a year.
James - 06/22/2022

2013 Mazda Miata

This was a very tight install on my 2013 Miata MX-5. My neighbor helped me and we did have some difficulty with lining up bolt holes. We did not have the luxury of a lift as your instruction video showed, so it had another degree of difficulty as well. I have used it for my bicycle rack now several times and it is very solid. I do hear a bit of clunking against the muffler when I hit some rough spots in the road. I believe this is unavoidable with the close fit.

2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Easy to install (did not have to drop the exhaust).
The draw bar is very tight to the rear valance so I had to cut out more than the 3/4" recommended.
Installing the bike rack bolt is still difficult so I may make some adjustments but the hitch is as high under the body as possible and that makes it a good design.
Very pleased.


Had it installed, mechanic said no problems , very good instructions and video.

2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Good design, but the workmanship is unacceptable - welding, too much beads at two holes, and the alignment was off. Please get your stuff together, and make America proud!

I apologize for the welds. Sometimes powder coating can cake in corners and edges and may need filed. The alignment is caused by flex in receivers that can be realigned by bending with a vice or open step. Here are some other tips:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/09/2021


After a year of occasional use the hitch is working well on my MX-5 2008. The hitch is hidden well and stable enough to carry a set of bikes or hitch carrier with ease on long road trips. Great buy. Still enjoying it. NO rust either, but I admit I mainly keep my car inside my garage. Installation was a bit challenging but after a few hours of playing with adjustments and adjusting holes to bolt in perfectly, it was all worth it. I'm very much a perfectionist when it comes to my MX5 so others may complete the install faster.


In my experience aftermarket parts tend to "almost fit". There always seems to be something that is close, but not quite right...something that needs to be bent or filed or cut to get the part to fit. Not so with this hitch; it's a perfect fit, and the quality and finish of the part are excellent.

At first glance, the instructions are not clear, but then you realize that there isn't a lot of detail because the installation is very simple. The only "issue" run into was that they suggested dropping the muffler out of the hangers to allow more working room. This wasn't necessary, and I ended up putting the hangers back because the muffler was in the way of the brackets.

The only think I wished the kit included were plastic plugs to replace the factor plugs that were removed (you need to elongate the holes so the factory plugs won't go back in). I found some body plugs from an Audi that worked perfectly.

2011 Mazda Miata

I had a professional install this on my 2011 Miata using the online instructions, he was done in less than a day and for far less than I expected. It is very unobtrusive. You wouldn't know it was there unless I have a rack on it. I have zero complaints. It has been holding strong for a year now, with daily use (one bike) of a Thule rack for 6 months straight. You can see that the installer didn't make quite enough of a hole in the bumper for it to fit into, but I am fine with that, since the bumper seems to sit on top of it without issues.


Proved everyone wrong that you can tow a Harley with a Miata.


I will let you know how it go
This is
my last 2 miata's This will be my 3rd


great stuff , great company with great service and product knowledge. We need more companies like

2015 Mazda Miata

Hitch Receiver received promptly and excellent packaging. Will have it installed professionally on my 2015 Miata in the near future. Looks very well constructed.


Order came quickly and was complete. Plan to get this installed next week.

Mazda Miata

This Trailer Hitch Receiver for my Miata MX 5 fits perfectly.
Installation was simple and easy. I am very pleased.

Mazda Miata

The product was received in good shape and appears sound. It has not yet been installed.


Excellent product.




See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Will the Curt Hitch # C110283 Fit on 08 Mazda MX-5 retractable
    I checked with my contact int he engineering department at Curt Manufacturing. I was told that the # C11028 IS indeed compatible with the power retractable hard top models. However, if your MX5 Miata has the appearance package (ground effects package) the hitch will not fit. If you will be using the hitch as an attachment point for a bike rack or cargo carrier, the warranty stipulations of the Curt C11028 hitch state that a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 must be used. I have linked...
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  • Place to Install Curt Trailer Hitch on 2013 Mazda MX-5 in San Diego, California
    There is a place called San Diego Trailer Supply in the San Diego area that could perform the installation for Curt trailer hitch # C11028. Or any trusted mechanic or RV dealer with a service center could perform the installation as well. I have included a link to a video showing how the hitch installs and a link to the instructions. Using these links you might determine that installation is something you could do at home.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2015 Mazda Miata MX-5
    We do offer a Curt Class I hitch for your 2015 Mazda Miata MX-5 as long as it does not have the appearance package. It also fits the Miata with the power retractable hardtop. Curt hitch # C11028 features a 1-1/4-inch receiver opening and installs using included hardware. A bit of drilling and fascia trimming is required. I have linked an install video as well as a helpful article to illustrate the installation process. If you plan to use the hitch for a bike rack you can use one of the...
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  • How to Use Curt Stabilization Strap # 18050
    On certain Curt trailer hitches, Curt requires a stabilization strap for their warranty on non-trailer loads. The strap in question is # 18050. One end attached to the bike rack or cargo carrier, the other end has a hook meant to attach to the gap between the trunk or hatch and the body of the vehicle. Basically any place that it can attach will work as long as it relieves some of the stress on the hitch. I have included a link to a video that shows how to use the strap with a bike rack.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Edition
    The appearance package in question includes some additional parts on the exterior that would prevent the Curt trailer hitch # C11028 from being installed. From what I could find, the grand touring edition doesn't have this. But to be sure you may want to inquire with a Mazda dealer. You could also take a look at the picture I have included and if the back of your Miata looks the same then it is likely that the hitch will fit just fine. For installation a trusted mechanic or any place...
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  • Hitch for 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata with Retractable Hard Top and Dual Exhaust
    I checked with my contact int he engineering department at Curt Manufacturing. I was told that the # C11028 IS indeed compatible with the power retractable hard top models. It is also compatible with dual exhaust equipped models. However, if your MX5 Miata has the appearance package (ground effects package) the hitch will not fit. If your vehicle has the appearance package, there is unfortunately no hitch application available. If you will be using the hitch as an attachment point for...
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  • Estimated Time for a Professional to Install a Trailer Hitch and Wiring on a 2006 Mazda Miata
    Curt suggests that the professional install time for hitch # C11028 on a 2006 Mazda Miata is 90 minutes. The wiring harness, # 56082, should install in half that time at most since it just plugs in line with the vehicle tail light wiring and does not require a power wire from the battery. So beginning to end I would estimate 2 to 3 hours tops. This is based on a professional installation by someone who has installed hitches and wiring harnesses before.
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  • How to Tell if a 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata has the Appearance Package to Install Curt # C11028
    The Appearance Package would dress up the exterior of your 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata by giving you a front air dam, side skirts, and a rear under skirt (which it looks like you have). If you do not have the Appearance Package then the Curt Class I Receiver Hitch # C11028 is a confirmed fit for your Miata. There is some modification required which is reflected in our installation notes: Drilling required for installation Fascia trimming required for installation Exhaust must be temporarily...
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  • Trailer Hitch for Use with a Bike Rack on a 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    We have one trailer hitch for the 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata. It is Curt hitch # C11028. It will not fit models that have the factory Appearance Package. It does work with models that have the power retractable hardtop. This is a Class I Curt trailer hitch which means a few things. You have to make sure the bike rack is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. Curt also says you have to use stabilization strap...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2007 Mazda Miata Convertible
    Curt trailer hitch # C11028 is the only option for a 2007 Mazda Miata. It does fit convertible models. It will not fit models that have the appearance package which is a body kit that is different from other versions of the Miata. On it the fascia will hang lower than other models and will interfere with the hitch installation. If you look at the video I have linked the Miata in it does NOT have the appearance package. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatible With A 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata With Appearance Package
    Yes, I called my contact at Curt Manufacturing and they informed that the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11028 is not compatible with the appearance package on your 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata because of the larger rear valence. The hitch receiver will bolt directly into the frame in the factory pre-drilled holes, however, will interfere with the factory bumper. You would either have to swap rear bumpers for a model without the appearance package or drill a hole into your current rear bumper. For...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    The correct Curt trailer hitch for your 2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the Curt # C11028, the part # C11729 that you referenced is not a fit as it is for Older model Miatas.
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  • What Hitches Does Curt Vertical Drawbar D-55007 Fit
    Curt Vertical Drawbar # D-55007 is a specialty ball mount made for a vertical hitch receiver that faces downward rather than sideways as with hitch # C11028. This is the only aftermarket hitch we offer for the 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata; it is a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I type. The Curt ball mount # D-55007 is a Class II ball mount and can only be used in a Class II vertical hitch like C11713, C11746 and C11748. None of these hitches fits your 2006 Miata.
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  • Hitch Availability For a 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    The only hitch available for a 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the CURT Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 11028, that you have referenced. It has a gross towing weight capacity of 2,000 lbs and a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. The ball mount and pin / clip are included. If you will be towing with this hitch you will also need either the Tow Ready 1-7/8 Inch Hitch Ball, part # 19256, or Tow Ready 2 Inch Hitch Ball, part # 19258. For a trailer wiring harness you will need the CURT T-Connector...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Mazda Miata
    The best bike rack for your hybrid specialized bikes and your 2011 Mazda Miata will likely be a hitch mount bike rack, but this will require your vehicle to have a trailer hitch. Hitch mount bike racks will have zero contact with the vehicle and you have the option of choosing a platform style bike rack that makes it easier to load and carry specialized bikes. If you are interested in this option and need a trailer hitch, then you can install the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch, # 11028, as...
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  • Hitch Adapter to Raise Cargo Carrier on 2007 Mazda Miata
    There is an adapter you can use to raise your Curt Cargo Carrier # C18145 on your 2007 Mazda Miata though it will reduce the capacity of your Curt Hitch # C11028 by half and require you to use the 2" shank on your cargo carrier. The Brophy # HT5R will give you 5" of rise and has a 2" receiver but since your cargo carrier weighs 29 lbs it would limit you to carrying 71 lbs of cargo with your carrier. I do recommend using Hitch Receiver Lock # 5200 to lock the adapter in your receiver. I've...
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  • Trailer Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2007 Mazda MX-5
    The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Camber 2 part # TH9058. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in nearly everyone's top three. Check out the review video I attached for more info. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported load like a bike rack. I attached a review video for you to check for...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    There is one trailer hitch available that is confirmed to fit your 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring as long as it does not have the Appearance Package. This is the Curt Class I Receiver Hitch # C11028. This Class I hitch features a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and a tongue weight capacity of 200 pounds. Keep in mind that some fascia trimming is required for installation and the exhaust will need to be temporarily lowered. I have attached the written installation instructions that you...
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  • Comparing Curt Trailer Hitches for a 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    Curt trailer hitch 11004, which we do not carry, fits 2006 to 2008 MX-5 Mazda Miatas excluding models with the power retractable hardtop. Hitch # C11028 which we do carry fits 2--6 to 2013 MX-5 Miatas excluding models with the appearance package. So basically they fit different models. If you go with hitch # C11028 and plan on doing some towing, first check the owners manual to make sure it is permissible to do so and, if it is, for the towing capacities of the vehicle. You will need a...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2001 Mazda Miata
    Both of the Curt trailer hitches, # C11755V, and # C11749 will fit your 2001 Mazda Miata. I actually recommend # C11755V because it comes with a ball mount and will be more hidden when not in use. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. And for trailer wiring you can use # 119178KIT. Curt trailer hitch # C11028 will not fit a 2001 Miata.
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  • Weight Of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11028 For a 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11028 for your 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata weighs 26lbs. Curt recommends using the Ball Mount # C45521 in the rise position with either a 1-7/8" # C40001 or 2" # C40018 ball to match your trailer coupler if you intend to pull a small trailer. You will also need a Hitch Pin & Clip # F-4 to secure the ball mount in the receiver. The Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # 56082 will provide you a 4-way flat connector that most small trailers will require to...
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  • Best Bike Rack Options for a 2010 Mazda Miata Convertible
    There is an option that will allow you to carry bikes with your 2010 Mazda Miata Convertible, however, our bike rack manufacturers have determined that the trunk mount bike rack options are not a good fit for the convertible models. Your best option for carrying bikes is to add a trailer hitch and use a hitch mount bike rack. For your Miata, you can use the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch, # C11028. I have attached a photo of this hitch installed on Miata so you can see how it will look. For...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch Fit 2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring and Bike Rack Recommendation
    The only way to positively confirm what features your 2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata has is to contact your local Mazda dealer with your VIN. If they tell you that you don't have the appearance package then the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11028 will definitely fit. We recommend taking to a local trusted shop as we don't have anybody that we specifically recommend. For a bike rack I recommend the Kuat Beta # B202-114 because it is a stylish bike rack with an aluminum construction so you know...
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata with Appearance Package
    I spoke with my contact at Curt about the fitment of the Class I Receiver Hitch # C11028 on your 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata with the Appearance Package and he said that although it does fit up to the frame, there is a significant amount of fascia trimming that needs to be done for you to have access to the hitch receiver. Normally these would be somewhere around 3" holes that would need to be cut but he said for this particular application the holes would need to be somewhere in the ballpark...
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